An introduction to Cryptography
by Phil Zimmermann
Number of pages: 80
This guide describes how to use PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to securely manage your organization’s messages and data storage. The book provides an overview of the terminology and concepts you will encounter as you use PGP products. It contains discussions of security, privacy, and the vulnerabilities inherent in any security system, even PGP. This guide is useful to anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of cryptography, and explains the terminology and technology you will encounter as you use PGP products. You will find it useful to read before you begin working with cryptography.
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by Neal R. Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
The author is trying to find a middle ground, a gentle introduction to selected topics in cryptography without avoiding the mathematics. The material is aimed at undergraduate computer science students, but will be accessible to many others.
- United States Department of the Army
Introduction to cryptanalysis, monographic, polygraphic, and polyalphabetic substitution systems, transposition systems, analysis of code systems. Text also contains exhaustive material to aid in the solution of cipher systems.
by Bing Qi, Li Qian, Hoi-Kwong Lo - arXiv
We present the principles behind quantum key distribution and discuss a few well-known QKD protocols. We focus more on the implementation of QKD protocols rather than security analysis. Another topic covered here is the security of QKD systems.
by Bodo Moeller - TU Darmstadt
Multiple aspects of public-key cryptography are examined. The author covers the theory of provably secure public-key cryptography and the implementation of exponentiation and multi-exponentiation. An introduction to provable security is provided.